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Once Upon a Playground free pdf The world of play changed forever in the early 1970s, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission targeted playgrounds as potentially dangerous. Once Upon a Playground: A Celebration of Classic American Playgrounds, 1920-1975, offers a visual tribute to the vanishing playgrounds of the American past, celebrating their place in our culture and the collective memories of generations. Drawing from hundreds of the author's contemporary photographs and illustrations from her collection of playground catalogs, along with playground images from the Library of Congress, the book provides historical context and cultural insight as it inventories a playground vernacular that developed over decades. Your earliest memories may be of playground equipment like that shown in this book, or you may be discovering it here for the first time. Either way, you will find here images to delight the eye and inspire the soul. Whether you are young or old, the book will carry you back to an earlier time, where you will relive the joy of play and discover playgrounds' important role in the country's cultural history.

About Brenda Biondo

BRENDA BIONDO is a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Denver Post, USA Weekend magazine, and many other publications. Her photography has been exhibited all over the country, and images from her playground series are in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. A native New Yorker, Biondo lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. SUSAN G. SOLOMON, a playground historian, is the author of The Science of Play: How to Build Playgrounds that Enhance Children s Development (forthcoming, UPNE) and American Playgrounds: Revitalizing Community Space. DARELL HAMMOND is the founder and CEO of KaBOOM! and coauthor of How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play. A percentage of author royalties will be donated to KaBOOM! (kaboom.org), a national playground nonprofit."

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Author : Brenda Biondo
Publisher : University Press of New England
Data Published : 06 May 2014
ISBN : 1611685125
EAN : 9781611685121
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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